Paper Mache' Hanging Bats/Birds
I have a brilliant idea from a tuffstone sculpture I have seen. It was a duck that hangs from the ceiling and moves with even minor drafts, now I work with sculpey a lot, but I am thinking paper mache' at this point, it can be tougher in a lot of ways. You put really stiff springs on the wings and you hang it by them. The body moves independently and it looks like it is flying with a vertical up and down motion. I love ravens and crows, possibly the most intelligent of all birds. (That is why I like them) I love bats as well, slightly macabre I know. I want to know if there are any set ways to do this. I can figure it out by remembering the original duck. I just wish I had a better memory than I do. So I need help to do it. Any good ideas for regular household items besides flour and newspaper and dryer lint to create it and any links to websites that have actual images of these birds and bats?
I would make a "skeleton" out of a wire clothes hanger before I started assembling the body, and possibly having smaller wires to act as the support for the paper mache'.
I don't know exactly what you are talking about though, so my advice may not even work
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